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NBA Playoffs 2011: Boston Celtics vs. New York Knicks Game 2 Report Card
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The Boston Celtics defeated the New York Knicks 96-93 on Tuesday to take a 2-0 series lead.

Much like the first contest, game two came down to the wire. In a NBA season full of fantastic moments, this very game might take the cake as the best so far.

After Amare Stoudemire left the game in the second quarter with back spasms, the game quickly turned into Carmelo Anthony vs. the world. In one of his finest performances to date, Melo turned in 42 points and 17 rebounds, keeping his team close until the very end.

The game was thrilling. It was the epitome of hard-nosed, playoff basketball. So, take a look and see who passed and who failed as I hand out the grades for game two. 

Dan is a Boston Celtics featured columnist. Follow him on twitter @dantheman_06.

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